Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me Happy Birthday to Me Happy Birthday to Me! Insert...big large sigh! Why you ask? Well is my birthday but it's honestly not one I am thrilled about. You see next year is that HUGE birthday number. You know the one that looms in the distance but somehow it's no longer out there. It's right there! So this year's birthday has me a bit down.

So what's a girl to do when they're down? Well as Linda Beeson suggested I do..toast myself with a favorite drink and that can be none other than...a margarita!

To me..the perfect gift to give myself or a friend! Yummy, fruity Margarita's!!!

While browsing in one of my favorite stores, Home Trends, I came across this adorable Margarita set. The bright colors of the mix and the rimming sugars caught my eye. But the packaging was not cute at all! So my idea...dress up the mix and make a cute card to give as a gift. Because who would not like to receive this?

Supplies: Drink Mix, Creative Imaginations paper, Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge, Doodlebug Cardstock, Vellum, Bo Bunny ribbons and Colorbox Chalk Ink in Lime Pastel and Tangerine.

For the drink mix I cut a piece of white cardstock to cover the drink label. I added the fun print paper to the white cardstock after inking the edges. I adhered that to the bottles. I used the watermelon diecut image and cut out the limes on my Cricut. After tying the bow around the bottle I adhered the little lime wedge.

For the card I cut an A2 size paper from white cardstock. Added the print paper. I hand drew a glass onto the vellum. Then I cut a smaller size from the orange cardstock to adhere under the vellum to look like the drink portion. I printed out the greeting in Microsoft Word and cute out a tag. The little lime on the tag is cut out from the print paper.

Last but not more diecut lime wedge for inside the card to finish it off! Showing a store bought gift can be easily personalized into a very fun and thoughtful gift! In fact so fun...this birthday girl just might keep it for herself! Care to join me for a drink?!

Happy Birthday to all the July 26 Leo's! May the sun shine brightly on you!




Mimi Hornberger said...

This is so awesome. I have seen those cute kits too but never thought to do this with them. TFS! XO, Mimi

resmith said...

Happy Birthday!! This is such a great idea. I could taste it.

Today is my granddaughter's first birthday so it is a good day.

Have a wonderful day!!

Miki said...

Well watermelon margaritas are what's in season here, so come on over & join us!! What a clever idea to spruce up a fun gift, love it!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

retiredheather said...

Happy Birthday and older is much much better...Ladies are jsut like wine. what a great gift. Love the way you packaged it.

Linda Beeson said...

Happiest birthday possible and adorable set! LOVING the products used.

Bunny B said...

Chin up and have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday Julia! What a fun project!! Cheers!

Liza said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm not a Leo but July is also my Birthday month!

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Anonymous said...

`Happy B`day` to you..These are wonderful:)x

DeeDee said...

Happy Birthday Julia!!! I love your project....what a cute idea!!!

Anabelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love this project!! The colors are so fun and it's a great set!